The Dark Side of Dianna Agron

If you want to shake things up as an actress, there’s really no better plan than going from bubbly, kind of bitchy cheerleader on Glee to daughter of a mobster in a Robert De Niro movie (The Family, out today). So if Dianna Agron’s up for change, we thought, we’re going to give it to her. In today’s editorial the actress goes a little goth, sporting the deepest darkest shades of Bordeaux on her nails, lips, cheeks, and eyes. “I would only wear dark lipstick like this on a very special occasion,” Agron says. “And be prepared to not be kissed all night!”

Makeup artist Georgie Eisdell prepped Agron’s skin with Chanel’s Vitalumiere Foundation ($55) and La Mer’s Powder ($65) before blending Nars’ Cream Blush ($29) in Constantinople along her cheekbones. From there, she built a Gucci-inspired smoky red eye and played with texture atop the darkest red pigments on Agron’s lips. “Dianna has the perfect face for makeup,” Eisdell says. “Her eyes are so beautifully almond so to enhance them even more with a bold colour is so much fun, and she carries it off so well.”

Meanwhile, hairstylist Jenny Cho manipulated Agron’s blonde locks into everything from a slick, shiny ponytail to a Danny Zuko-like pompadour that—for a minute—made it look like Agron had gone short. “I’ve always been curious about a pixie cut,” Agron says. “My friend chopped all of her hair off this year, and she looks so elegant and chic.” In the meantime, Agron is thinking of going pink again: “You instantly feel precocious and people treat you so well; there’s something very childlike about it.”

There’s nothing childlike, however, about Agron’s sultry look in our fall shoot, above.